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Sanja Jovanović (born 15 September 1986 in Dubrovnik) is a female backstroke swimmer from Croatia, who made her Olympic debut for her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. There she competed in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke, where she finished in 17th and 13th position. On 13 April 2008 she broke the world record in 50 meters backstroke on European Short Course Swimming Championships, improving her record set on 15 December 2007.[1] She has a twin sister and two other sisters, and currently lives in suburb of Dubrovnik called Mokošica.

Sanja Jovanović
Kazan 2015 - Sanja Jovanović semi 50m backstroke.JPG
Kazan in 2015
Personal information
Nationality Croatia
Born (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 32)
Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke
ClubPK Jug Dubrovnik

Contents

Olympic resultsEdit

Olympic results
Event 2004 2008 2012
100 m backstroke  17th
1:02.47 
22nd
1:01.30
36th
1:03.38
200 m backstroke  13th
2:13.76
31st
2:15.57
N/A

At the 2013 Mediterranean Games held in Mersin, Turkey she won the gold medal in 50 meters backstroke (28:48)

World recordsEdit

Discipline Time Date and place
backstroke 50m SC 26.50 2007-12-15, Debrecen
backstroke 50m SC 26.37 2008-04-13, Manchester
backstroke 50m SC 26.23 2008-12-13, Rijeka
backstroke 50m SC 25.70 2009-12-12, Istanbul

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Official website  
  • Sanja Jovanović at Swimrankings.net
  • Dean Sinovčić (22 April 2008). "Sanja Jovanovic – World record holder grew up on cornmeal and water". Nacional. Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
Records
Preceded by
Li Hui
Zhao Jing
Women's 50 metres backstroke
world record holder (short course)

15 December 2007 – 6 November 2009
12 December 2009 – 7 December 2014
Succeeded by
Marieke Guehrer
Etiene Medeiros